May Sewing Plans

Wow!  April has been a busy sewing month mostly because I participated in both Kids Clothes Week and Selfish Sewing Week.  I managed to get a bunch of gorgeous winter clothes sewn up for my boys including some adorable Skinny Jeans, a pair of dinosaur cords, Bob the Builder PJs and a Bimaa Sweater for Mr Little.

Selfish Sewing Week had me making two zippy tops as well as a Parisian top – which I LOVE!  I have a pair of harem pants cut out ready to go so will try to finish those in the next day or two.

So now for May…

may sewing plans

I’ve got a bunch of things I want to make up for the Big Boy including:

  1. Spring Showers Jacket (Elegance & Elephants pattern): I’ve been looking for a decent rain jacket to buy my 3 year old since last winter but couldn’t find anything I liked that didn’t cost a fortune!  So when I saw this newly released pattern I knew I had my answer.  The pattern calls for either laminated cotton or oilcloth as the outer fabric but I’ve decided to try it with PUL.  Fingers crossed it works!
  2. Oliver & S Bucket Hat: This free pattern is a staple in every little boy’s life and my Big Boy has nearly grown out of the last one I made him so it’s time to up-size.
  3. Fancy Pants Leggings (Titchy Threads): Despite the PJs I made in KCW, Big Boy is still significantly lacking in winter pjs.  I’m going to try out these knit leggings to team up with a long sleeved tee.
  4. PJ Pants: I’ve also got a couple of flannelette pieces in my stash from last winter to whip up a couple more pairs of pj pants.  This should be a quick easy project and I’ll most likely use the free pattern from Sew Jereli.

Sewing for Others:

Upcycled T-shirt: A while ago I offered to make some t-shirts for my friend’s little boy out of a t-shirt that belonged to her brother, who tragically passed away during an epileptic seizure 2 years ago.  I feel honoured to be making such a special piece of clothing for a little boy who never got to meet his uncle.  I plan to draft my own pattern from an existing t-shirt but will make one for my own little boy first to check the pattern.

Baby Fever:  I’ve got quite a few pregnant friends/family at the moment so I want to get started sewing up some of my staple newborn gifts.  The newborn snuggler is always a hit along with bibs and some projects from my fave Lotta Jansdotter sewing book.

At the bottom of the list once again is the laundry hamper I’ve had on previous lists – I WILL one day finish this!!

What’s everyone else got on their to-do list??

Are you on Flickr?  I quite like the simplicity of it and have been uploading photos of all my projects – hop on over and have a look!

Happy sewing!


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